Nostalgia my way

Do you enjoy visiting flea markets? Do you seek out objects that tell fascinating stories and perhaps even reawaken lovely memories for you? On weekends, when the weather is nice, the comforting smell of antiques wafts through many Slovenian towns, including everything from furniture, books and toys, to old coins and even remarkable pieces of art. Explore Slovenian flea markets and look for your favourite ancient treasures.

Must-see flea markets

You can set out to search for used and old, yet well-preserved items at flea markets across Slovenia. Here are some tips on which flea markets are especially worth visiting.

Let’s meet on Sunday by the Ljubljanica river

As you take a Sunday stroll around the capital city of Ljubljana, along the Ljubljanica river, you will come upon a lively scene on the river’s left bank in the old part of the town. The Ljubljana flea market is renowned near and far as the meeting place of various collectors, nostalgists and seekers of intriguing old artefacts. You never know when you might chance upon something valuable and to your taste among all these items, from intricate furniture to tiny decorative pieces.

Sunday morning at the Maribor flea market

Sunday morning at the Maribor flea market

Every Sunday morning, the car park in front of the former TAM factory in Maribor is transformed into a lively meeting point of antique lovers. The flea market attracts many people from Maribor and other visitors, who are on the lookout for valuable old artefacts or who simply enjoy meandering among them, regarding the market as a kind of an outdoor museum. Come and take a look at the antiques on offer.

Visit the Radovljica flea market

Visit the Radovljica flea market

The charm of the antique market in Radovljica, which takes place every first Sunday of the month, emanates from the very environment where it takes place. Take a walk around the old town centre, which has some features from the medieval period, visit the stalls displaying antiques and marvel at what you find. You might find something you have been seeking for a while.

Look into the past in Piran

Look into the past in Piran

Piran’s market, featuring antiques, handicrafts and natural products, will transport you to times past every last Saturday of the month. Learn about the local tradition, art and life of our ancestors simply by walking around the picturesque stalls on Tartini Square.

Hunting for old artefacts in Celje

Hunting for old artefacts in Celje

Melt into the lively pulse of the flea market that attracts many people from Celje and other visitors every Saturday morning to the town centre. Dozens of stalls offer used, yet still useful items, as well as a number of antiques, which are veritable magnets for collectors and nostalgists.

Visit other flea markets

On Saturdays, meandering among antiques is also possible in some other major towns. In Kranj’s “antique dealers” meet every second Saturday of the month in the old town centre. Visiting the flea market during Prešeren Fair on the Slovenian cultural day, 8 February, can be especially worthwhile. On that particular occasion, the fair is even more abundant in old and fascinating artefacts. Visit the flea market in Velenje, which takes place once a month as part of the Saturday marketplace on the Center Nova plaza. An appealing market featuring antiques and handicrafts takes place every second Saturday at the coastal town of Izola, on Lonka Square and in Pietro Coppo Park.

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